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How long does it take to get food poisoning? I am feeling sick all of a sudden. An hour ago i had a crab salad to eat...Does it take longer for food poisoning to take hold? Could it be that?

How long does it take to get food poisoning? I am feeling sick all of a sudden.  An hour ago i had a crab salad to eat...Does it take longer for food poisoning to take hold?  Could it be that?

Symptoms : Symptoms of food poisoning usually start between four to 48 hours after eating contaminated food. It is usually because you have eaten food contaminated with bacteria or other toxins. Common symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, loose bowel movements, aching muscles and possibly a fever. I don't know if you have food poisoning, but if you do it could be from a meal earlier today or even from something that you ate yesterday. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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This is the second time in two weeks I've thrown up after eating a salad. Could it really be I have food poisoning or do I have some sort of allergy?

This is the second time in two weeks I've thrown up after eating a salad. Could it really be I have food poisoning or do I have some sort of allergy?

Probable: Unless both occasions were from the same batch of salad when spoilage would be suspected, you had likely anaphylactic reactions to something in the salad. The chances for anaphylaxis (a life-threatening form of allergic response) are higher when there are itching, flushing, and /or hives. If you can't figure out which ingredient in the salad caused your problem, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I consumed a raw egg that had a crack in it that was left out for 12 hours. Am i gonna get food poisoning?

I consumed a raw egg that had a crack in it that was left out for 12 hours. Am i gonna get food poisoning?

No: This happens to people all the time. If the egg seemed normal, don't worry. There's actually another membrane that protects the part that can be infected from salmonella. If you become very anxious about food poisoning, perhaps you can read up on the realities, and if you're still concerened, your physician can help you. ...Read more

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I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and i'm still burping it up tonight. Is that normal with food poisoning or stomach flu? What should I do?

I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and i'm still burping it up tonight. Is that normal with food poisoning or stomach flu? What should I do?

No burping does not: No burping is not a sign of food poisoning.Burping is caused by excess air in your stomach, you can try over the counter semithicone which may help with burping and if associated with esophageal reflux you can take Omeprazole or Prevacid (lansoprazole) to neutralize the acid. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread?

How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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How can I treat food poisoning?

How can I treat food poisoning?

Symptomatically: For the most part. Although some causes of foodborne gastroenteritis should not be treated with anti-diarrheal meds despite diarrhea because shigella and e. Coli o157 can be made worse. Remember some foodborne diseases are not specifically gastrointestinal such as botulism and amnestied shellfish poisoning and scombroid fish poisoning. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more